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Cathy Thomas, MAEd

I look in my lunch box some days and see the yogurt I have brought as part of my lunch and I just can’t…. I have selected the flavor and even new brands but I just cannot face another container of yogurt. Here is a quick alternative when you have had it up to here… Continue reading »

My extended family eats healthy, maybe not super healthy but moderately so. Whenever the whole crew gathers, 10 of us, for special occasions, deciding what to serve can be challenging. Just recently, I decided to try roasted vegetables just to see if they we would be at least tolerated. It was my Mother’s 81st birthday… Continue reading »

Often we are challenged to drink enough water daily. Even Hillary Clinton has struggled to drink enough water leading to dehydration. I too have had my struggles. That is, until I discovered the YETI brand products. You may be skeptical that YETI is just another insulated cup product that comes with a big price tag, I know… Continue reading »

Summertime often gives us more opportunities to be physically active in new places. Whether walking in a new place or in your same old neighborhood at home, remember some simple rules to keep you and your family safe. When walking on a road, walk on the left facing the traffic. When walking on a path or… Continue reading »

Sometimes I get to the end of my workday and realize how little water I have drunk. I have good intentions, with bottled water in my office, beautiful water bottles, and even access to a water cooler – however, the pace of the day gets going and it just doesn’t always happen. Something I have tried… Continue reading »

Is there anything better than toasted bread? Toast in the morning, toast at dinner, toast most anytime for me, a true toast lover. How do you get your toast fix and still stay true to your Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less lifestyle? Here is a simple two-step process for having your toast and eating… Continue reading »

5The “Check the Facts” lesson was principally about paying attention to nutrition labels. I went into the week determined to scrutinize the labels on the “inner aisles” of the grocery store, where I had been warned some time ago to enter with care.  The outer aisles are the healthy ones — or at least the… Continue reading »

The Move More lesson from this week left me with three distinct thoughts, which then combined to become my revised strategy for the week…and, I hope for the rest of my life.  And, it just so happens that they all end in “ate,” which seems appropriate for this program 🙂 They are: Concentrate Companionate Celebrate And,… Continue reading »

I have not many bought many bikes. I was recently faced with a couple of aging bikes at my parents house. They live in an area where biking is really easy with bike lanes and neighborhood streets. I decided to go to a nearby famous retail store to purchase new bikes. After making two fine… Continue reading »

If you have been following my Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less experience through my blogs and you read the argument between “Old Lynne” and “New Lynne” last week [See “When the Scale is Unkind, Give Up????”], I think you will be pleased to know that “New Lynne” took the reins for this past week.   Instead… Continue reading »